KATWARN auf Platz 1
Matthias Heyde/ Fraunhofer FOKUS

KATWARN App is currently No. 1 at the Apple Store

News from Nov. 14, 2012

Shortly after the launch of the new channel of the KATWARN App, a free disaster alert system, the user numbers of the system at the Apple Store rise to No. 1 for the category "free news" and No. 56 of all the "top free apps". The severe weather warnings are from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD – Germany's National Meteorological Service) and inform about "extreme severe weather", the highest warning level.

The KATWARN App supports throughout Germany the statutory task of the DWD, to inform the public about official severe weather warnings and to alert. The DWD warnings are part of the government warning and disaster risk management. In addition to the severe weather warnings, the KATWARN App also conducts warnings and instructions by local fire and rescue coordination centers in various German cities and counties. The KATWARN App is available for free from the Apple Store (for iPhone 3GS version).